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RockCellar Magazine
July 23, 2012
Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.

I have a friend who collects vinyl. No, he’s not a plastics bondage freak, I mean vinyl records, old LPs. What would be the garage of his house is a...

RockCellar Magazine
March 19, 2012
Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird and Me (Caroll Spinney Interview)

Caroll Spinney may be the most unknown famous person in America… “It’s the Bird and Grouch who’s famous, not me,” says Spinney, the man who has spent the last 43...

RockCellar Magazine
March 19, 2012
(Movie) Trailer Trash

Okay, I’ve hocked you enough on the woeful shape of modern music:  Berton Averre’s Blog. Time for a departure.  Today we’ll talk about the woeful shape of modern American movies....

RockCellar Magazine
January 15, 2012
George Clooney Has The Nominations. He's Still Just Rosemary's Nephew.

George Clooney’s work in 2011’s The Ides of March and The Descendants has been widely celebrated.  He is a lock to receive Oscar nods when the nominations are revealed January 24th.  In the meantime,...

RockCellar Magazine
January 12, 2012
Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?

I love baseball.   I love music.   It would be hard to say who meant more to me as an 11 year old, the Beatles or Sandy Koufax.  Suffice to say...

RockCellar Magazine
October 6, 2011
Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Scene

Greenwich Village, by ushering in the dawn of free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, changed the world forever. The artists who emerged – from Arlo Guthrie to Buffy...

RockCellar Magazine
August 30, 2011
Graffiti is Street-Art! / No, It’s Vandalism!

Pro A couple of years ago, when graffiti was just graffiti, and street artists were just vandals, I really hated it all. But things change, and for whatever reasons, my...

RockCellar Magazine
August 23, 2011
Who Is This Guy George Harrison?

Why do we love the Beatles? Maybe it’s because they almost single-handedly shaped two generations and continue to influence new music fans, year after year? Strip away their incredible style...

RockCellar Magazine
August 19, 2011
Too Much Art?

Today, it’s not only authors and philosophers who go through a process of self-examination as they do their jobs. Artists and musicians, too, often working in their claustrophobic vacuums of...

RockCellar Magazine
August 19, 2011
Art-o-mat

Cigarette popularity has been declining for years in the U.S. and the machines have been removed and outlawed just the same, but now that smoking has been deemed socially unacceptable...